CUNY Graduate Center, New York New York
Ph.D. program in Theatre, Level II begun Sept 2013
Areas of Interest: new dramaturgy, theatre of the real, theatre and democracy, social justice and human rights, 20th & 21st century U.S. theatre, Latin American theatre, Russian theatre
Fields: Theatre of the Real in Latin America 1980-present; Theatre and the Idea of Community; History of Emotions
MFA in Acting, New York University / TSOA
Coursework: Acting, Scene Study, Devising, Collaboration in Theatre, Shakespeare, Clown, Acting for Film & Television, Audition.
BA History & Theatre Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
B.A. in History and Theater Studies (double major)
Senior Essay, Theater Studies: In Search of the Russian Soul: Yelena Andreevna in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya
Senior Essay, History: In No Sense a Vision: Re-evaluating Affective Piety, Gender, and the Maternal Figuration of Christ in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love
Semester Abroad, Moscow Art Theatre School, Moscow, Russia
Coursework: Russian Theatre History, Costume History, Movement, Acting, Ballet, Voice, Russian Language
HONORS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS
Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2016
New Scholars Award, IFTR 2016
Doctoral Student Research Grant Award, CUNY Graduate Center, 2015
IFTR Bursary, 2015
“High Pass” on First Exam, 2015
Selection for Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel, ATHE, 2015
Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2015
Graduate Center Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013-2018
Jewish Women’s Foundation Scholarship, NYU
Mel Silverman Scholarship, NYU
Distinction in Theatre Studies, Distinction in History, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University
“The Public as Umpire: Performance and the Public Sphere in the Early American Republic.” Paper presented at Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual conference, Montreal, Canada, 2015.
“Reimagining the Open Scene: Ambiguity and Feminist Pedagogy.” Presentation at Fantasy Feminisms Roundtable at ATHE, Montreal, Canada, August 2015.
“Refusals to Reconcile: The Resistant Playwriting of Guillermo Calderón” Paper presented at the International Federation for Theatre Research annual conference, Hyderabad, India, July 2015.
“‘A Story that Wasn’t Being Told:’ The Representation and Reception of Trauma in Lynn Nottage’s Ruined” Paper presented at the IFTR annual conference, Warwick, England, July-Aug 2014.
“In No Sense A Vision: Reevaluating Affective Piety, Gender, and the Maternal Figuration of Christ in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love.” Paper presented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies annual conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2005.
“In No Sense a Vision: Reevaluating Affective Piety, Gender, and the Maternal Figuration of Christ in Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love” Magistra: Women’s Spirituality in History, 11, no. 2 (Winter 2005)
Brooklyn College, New York, New York
History of Western Theatre 1660-present Spring 2016
Acting Workshop Fall 2015
Intro to Acting Fall/Spring 2014-15
City College, New York, NY
Playwriting Spring 2016
Make the Road New York, Queens, New York 2009-2011
Taught ESL & Civics
De Facto Education, New York, New York 2012-Present
Head Tutor, Writing and Spanish Tutor (high school)
Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, New York June-August 2006
Scene Study and Theater Games Teacher (middle and high school)
First Vice President, Doctoral Theatre Students Association, CUNY, New York 2015-2016
Serves on program executive committee, editor of DTSA publication The Green Room, coordinates program theatre outings.
Booth Award Committee, CUNY Doctoral Program in Theatre, New York 2013-2015
Committee to coordinate an event at the Segal Center honoring the artistic work of the María Irene Fornes (2015) and Elevator Repair Service (2014). Main duties involve securing funding and curating outside performance groups participating in the event.
Make the Road New York, Non profit, Queens, New York 2007-2012
U.S. Citizenship Teacher and Advocate
Led adult education classes in civics and ESL; devised curriculum; prepared reports and
maintained paperwork for grant applications; counseled applicants throughout the naturalization process; advocated for applicants with USCIS.
Spanish, proficient in reading, writing, speaking, some translation; passed departmental language exam
Russian, reading, writing, and speaking
Italian, basic reading, writing
French, reading; passed departmental language exam
Actors’ Equity Association, 2007-Present
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, 2009- 2012